cards, Catalogues, Christmas

MAKING CHRISTMAS BRIGHT CATALOGUE INSPIRED!

I have a few cards to share with you using the Making Christmas Bright Bundle in the Holiday Catalogue.  You can see this bundle on page 6 and 7 of the Holiday Catalogue.

For this card I was inspired by the card on page 7.

For my sentiment I stamped it on Whisper White card and then cut it with a square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I cut a red one from one of the squares from the Layering Squares Framelits.

The base is Call Me Clover and I stamped the light string and the bulbs a number of times over the card.  An individual “bulb” was stamped on scrap white and punched with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch.  The “top” part of the bulb was punched out in Pineapple Punch card.

It’s a fun set and great to have a punch to cut those little bulbs.

Here is the bundle.

This Bundle is being carried over but if you buy it now you will get it at 10% off.  After this month it will be available individually and who wants to pay more then!

Grab it in store now -> HERE.  Please use the HOST CODE: BZ6KB7SU

I have some more cards with this set so stop on by again soon.

Jenny

cards, Classes, Onstage, Personal Ramblings, Stampin' Up!, swaps

ONSTAGE – BUDDY GIFTS AND SWAPS!

Did you catch the video in yesterday’s post with the swaps I received from Onstage?  If not, head back to the last post. I have the still photos there too.

Today I wanted to share with you my buddy gifts and the swaps I made to share.

BUDDY GIFT PACKS

I made up little Gift Packs – or Onstage survival kits. 😉 I made up 4 of them.

These packs contained a notebook.  I loved these notebooks.  Two had on the front “Don’t Forget To Be Awesome” and the other two were “My Awesome Book of Brilliant Ideas”.  I thought these would be great to write notes in at the Onstage sessions.  In the packs there was some mini Tic Tacs, Tea Bag, Kit Kat Chocolate and of course Mini Post-It notes for the new catalogues.  I will show you a close up of the tags I made.

THE TAGS

A scallop square was cut with the Layering Square Framelits and also a larger black square.  On the white card I stamped the sentiment from the Around The Corner stamp set.  Then stamped the small “flowery” centre shape on to Mango Melody Card and punched it out with the 3/4″ circle punch.  Then I diecut a flower in Mango Melody Card from the Flourish Thinlits and layered them together.  Before adhering the flower to the card with Dimensionals I stamped the leaf from the Around The Corner set in Granny Apple Green.  The Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon was adhered between the white scallop square card and the black card.  They are simple but I loved how they turned out.

MY SWAP

I didn’t have a lot of time to make swaps but I really wanted to and I knew I wasn’t going to have a lot of time to swap on the Saturday as I was helping with registration in the morning. So I kept the card simple and only ended up making 15 of them.

This was my swap card.

I have used the Rooted in Nature Bundle.  The tree and the leaf were heat embossed in Copper and diecut out. The sentiment is from Wood Words stamp set.  I wanted to go for an angle look so angled the paper from the Love What You Do Specialty Paper.  Underneath the paper there was a strip of the Copper Foil Paper. To finish I tied a knot using the Copper Trim.

Now since I hadn’t made many swaps I had a few doubles of cards from recent classes so thought I would add those to the swap mix.  These are the group of cards.  I had 2-3 of each card. These were received well too.

Thanks everyone for swapping with me.  I hope you liked your card you received from me.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU CARD

Earlier I mentioned that I was helping on the Saturday.  This was the special card I received from Stampin’ Up! to say Thanks.  Totally unexpected.  It was signed by all the staff that were there.  How lovely.

This uses the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper.

Thanks for visiting me.  I hope you like them.

Tomorrow is another 12 Weeks of Christmas Edition so see you then.

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Christmas

12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS – WEEK 5 – TIMELESS TIDINGS HOLLY!

I have a relatively simple card for you today for Week 5 of our 12 Weeks of Christmas series. This is using the Timeless Tidings stamp set.

The card mat and stamped piece is actually White.  It does look Very Vanilla in the photo.  Lighting wasn’t great this morning.

The Holly was stamped on Thick Whisper White in Memento ink and coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  The piece was cut with one of the squares in the Layering Squares Framelits.  A Gold Foil Scallop square was cut with the scallop in the Layering Squares Framelits.

Of course it needed some loopy, loops of Copper Thread.  I don’t seem to make many cards without it do it. 🙂

The sentiment from the Timeless Tidings set is stamped in black.  The card base is Cherry Cobbler.

I have to say I wasn’t sure of this card and I am still sure.  What do you think?? I think it might be missing something.  Never mind.  I hope it inspires you to create a version of it.  Do share with me if you do.  I love to see what you create.

Here is the Timeless Tidings stamp set.  I love the sentiments on it.

You can find this set in my store now -> HERE.  Clear Mount $35.  Really it is not that expensive for all these lovely images.

Ordering online?  Head to the link just above. Please use the Host Code:  KGQKCBA4  Don’t forget don’t mark your order as anonymous as I can’t send you a Thank You gift.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend.

Jenny 

 

 

cards, Christmas

BEACHY LITTLE CHRISTMAS WEEK!

The weather is warming up here and it is Summer this week.  I thought it’s time to share some Beachy Little Christmas cards for you that I have been making over the last few weeks.

Here is the first one.  I think this is my favourite one.

I heat embossed the shells and the sentiment with Gold Embossing Powder on to Thick Whisper White card base. The shell sentiment is from the Beachy Little Christmas set and the “Merry Christmas” is from Star of Light set.  The white squares are cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and then I cut gold squares from the Layering Squares Framelits.

I wrapped around some Gold Thread before layering it on white card layered on a Gold Foil Sheet mat. I think the gold makes it classy.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Sale-A-Bration, Tutorials

MINI SCALLOP SQUARE CARDS WITH ANY OCCASION!

I have been making these mini Thank You cards recently for all my lovely customers who have placed orders with me during Sale-A-Bration.   I used one of the Sale-A-Bration sets ‘Any Occasion’ which I think is overlooked in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

The cards are about 7.5cm square (about 3″). They are quite simple cards cut with the largest Layering Squares Framelits.  I will show you how to do that below.

The left one is Watermelon Wonder with a little Blushing Bride for some banners. The right one is Bermuda Bay with a little Mint Macaron.  I added a bow with White Baker’s Twine.  I really should have added some bling I think???

To create your own Mini Scallop Square Cards:

Place the largest Scallop Square of the Layering Square Framelits on your folded card base so as the top edge of the framelit is just off the edge of the fold of the card. This will mean that the top won’t be cut through. See the photo above.

Run the card and Framelit through your Big Shot as you would normally.  Below shows how the card looks after cutting it.

Decorate the card as you like.  I also added a piece of card inside to write on.  They make quick little cards to give with a gift.

Jenny

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3D projects, cards, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials

BEAUTIFUL YOU MATCHBOX AND MINI CARDS!

Continuing on my ‘Beautiful You’ projects this week. I have a cute little Matchbox and mini cards to show you. The sentiments in this set can make great “pick me up” type cards to give to a friend. I have the tutorial for you below so you can make your own.

matchbox-box

A little drawer slides out to hold the Mini cards. I am sure you could fill it with some chocolates or maybe teabags even.

matchbox-_-open

There are 4 mini cards.

box-and-mini-cards

mini-cards

I have used the ‘Playful Pallette’ DSP pack. This is a great way to use up those little scraps of patterned paper you have around. I inked the sentiments with the Markers. They were then cut out with the Layering Squares and Layering Circles Framelits. To decorate my mini cards I used the ‘Flourish Thinlits’

Do you want to make your own?  Here is the tutorial in Metric and Imperial. Give it a try.

MATCHBOX MINI CARD BOX

METRIC

BOX

Cut cardstock 13.5 cm x 13.5cm.  Score at 2.5cm and 11cm.  Turn 90’ and score at 2.5cm and 11cm.

Cut up on tabs on opposite sides and assemble to form a box.

BOX SLEEVE

Cut card 24.5cm x 8.6cm.  Score on the long side at 5.6cm, 8.2cm 17cm and 19.6cm. Fold on score lines.  Place adhesive on the inside of one end.  Wrap around box and seal the ends to fit.

Decorate as you like.

IMPERIAL (you might like to check these measurements in scrap card first!).

BOX

Cut cardstock 5 3/8” x 5 3/8”.  Score at 1” and 4 ¾”. Turn 90’ and score at 1” and 4 ¾”.

Cut up on tabs on opposite sides and assemble to form a box.

BOX SLEEVE

Cut card 3 ½” x 9 ¾”.  Score on the long side at 2 ¼”, 3 3/8”, 6 7/8” and 7 7/8”. Fold on score lines. Place adhesive on the inside of one end.  Wrap around box and seal the ends to fit.

Decorate as you like.

Thanks for looking

Jenny

cards, Christmas, Stampin' Up!

HOLLY JOLLY LAYERS CHRISTMAS!

Some quick cards using the Holly Jolly Layers stamp set (which is a Hostess set from the Holiday Catalogue).  I made them a few weeks ago and used one of the versions for a Stamp-A-Stack.

holly-jolly-layers

I kept the layout the same on both and used different stamps in the set. On both of the cards the base is Real Red. Then a Crumb Cake mat on which I stamped the string of lights down the bottom in Crumb Cake. The piece was then run through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  Once adhered to the card base I added a strip of the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.

TO STAMP THE IMAGES.

For the card on the Left: I stamped the greeting in Real Red and cut the piece with the Layering Squares Framelits.  A larger square in Chocolate Chip was cut with the next size up square in the Framelits and then a Scallop Square from the Layering Squares was cut from Real Red Glimmer Paper. They were all adhered together and then raised off the base card with Dimensionals.

For the card on the Right: I stamped the circle greeting in Real Red and cut this out with  a Scallop Framelit from the Layering Circles Framelits.  After cleaning the stamp then ink it up with Garden Green BUT BEFORE stamping use your Blender Pen to wipe off the “berries”in the centre of the holly.  This is done by wiping off the ink on the stamp and then wiping the tip of the Blender pen on to scrap paper to take off excess ink. It might take a couple of goes. Once it is clean you can use your Real Red Marker to colour in the berries.   THEN, you can stamp the image on to Whisper White card and cut it out with (I think) the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch. (Just check the size.  It could have been the 1 3/8” Circle punch.  It was some time ago that I made it).

These pieces were then adhered together with Dimensionals in between and then using Dimensionals to raise it up off the card.

Hope all your plans are coming together for Christmas.

See you again soon,

Jenny

cards, Christmas, Stampin' Up!

JOYFUL NATIVITY IN CHERRY COBBLER!

I made this card a couple of months ago and can’t believe I haven’t shown you.  With all the excitement of the Holiday Catalogue it is easy to forget the great Christmas sets we have in the Annual Catalogue.  This card uses the set ‘Joyful Nativity’ which is just lovely.

cherry-christmas-nativity-2

The card base is Cherry Cobbler.  I used retired white Paper Doilies on this one as I was waiting on the new ones to arrive at the time.  The sentiment is cut with the Project Life Framelits.

I thought the small images were just the size for smaller squares.  I considered layering them on to some Gold Foil scallop mats but I went for White card in the end.  I am sure Gold would look very classy!  These squares were cut with the Layering Squares Framelits but wouldn’t they look nice with the Stitched Shapes Framelits?

Here is the set if you have missed it.  It is on p 35 of the Annual Catalogue and is $30AUS (Photopolymer).

joyful-nativity

Christmas is getting way too close don’t you think?? But hey! I still have 2 weeks to shop and wrap and get Christmas cards written and mailed out and put up the tree… All good! 🙂  In all the frantic busyness let’s not lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas celebrating the birth of this baby that would change the world.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

cards, Challenges, Stampin' Up!

A COLOUR CHALLENGE AND FMS SKETCH CHALLENGE!

I had some ‘ME’ time stamping today.  It’s not often I do that as I am always preparing for classes or making cards for others.  So I indulged!!! 🙂

I really like joining in on challenges.  It extends your creativity and makes you think a bit. I saw the Freshly Made Sketches the other day and thought I wanted to have a go at it. Then I saw the new Colour Challenge on Pootles.  So I knew that they were my starting point.

I will show you my card, then I will go through some of the thought processes behind it.

So for Sam’s Colour Challenge this week it was Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Sky and So Saffron. Lovely subtle colours but I would never have thought to put them together. Thanks Sam! That’s what a challenge is for right. 😉

Here is the Sketch for Freshly Made Sketches #246.

FMS Final 246-001

This was the card I created.

Sunburst challenge for FMS

Let me tell you how I got to this point.

I already had the colours to use (sometimes that is half the battle!) and I had a sketch. Sketches really give you a plan to work with.  From there I went through my stamps to see what might work with these colours.  They were nice pastel colours so I thought flowers or butterflies.  I pulled out some of those sets and then found my Badges and Banners set. I wondered if this might work??

I then pulled out the cardstock for these colours and pulled out the DSP, ribbon and other embellishments I had.  I loved the Sweet Sugarplum paper in the Playful Palette DSP. I inked up the birdcage image in the stamp set in So Saffron.  I wiped off the ink on the bird with the Blender Pen and then coloured it with the Soft Sky inkpad using the Blender Pen again.  It wasn’t as bright as I would have liked after I stamped it.  I did go over it with the Soft Sky marker to lift it up.  I punched it out with the Best Badge punch.

The sentiment was stamped in Memento on Soft sky and punched with the Duet Banner punch.  The big question was what to make the tag shape behind the images from the sketch?? I pulled out a few of my Framelits and sized them up but they just weren’t working.  Then I saw the Starburst Thinlits.  Why not think outside of the box – or the shape??  I cut the starburst shape from the So Saffron.  It was a little big for what was needed.  I used the Layering Square Framelits.  I used my largest straight square and lined it up over the Starburst to get the right position.  When I cut it I just rolled it through in the Big Shot to just before the end of the frame, then rolled it back so it wouldn’t cut the end. Then I turned the Framelit and card piece.  Lined the card with the Square Framelit again and rolled it through stopping before it came to the end again. Then I had a rectangular shape.

It was a very quick case of just sticking it together. I finished the card off with a bow from White Baker’s Twine and an Adhesive Rhinestone.  So these colours could work together. 🙂

If you want to have a go at these challenges.  You can see the Freshly Made Sketch #246 HERE and go to Sam’s blog at Pootles HERE for the Colour Challenge (check out her other amazing creations while you are there!).

Thanks for visiting me,

Jenny